Pratham's main programs are
The funds raised through SCMM 2016 will be directed towards the Pratham Library program. The objective of Pratham's Library program is to ensure that all children in the community have access to
good quality reading material. With
emphasis of reading and exposure to
material, Libraries aim to help improve
reading ability of children in the 6-14 age group. Pratham Libraries are mostly based in shared community spaces or in homes of volunteers. By enabling a 1,000 villages/communities or more to have Libraries, we hope to move towards creating a learning environment in each of these communities.
Libraries are stocked with material suitable for children and young people, including:
Activities conducted in a library normally include:
Ten year old Priyanka studies in Grade 5 in a Government School in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. She lives with her parents in Ibrahimabad, a
low income neighborhood. Priyanka has one brother and 1 sister. Her father is a farmer by profession while her mother is a housewife. When Pratham conducted a survey in her area a year ago and tested all the children for proficiency in various subjects, the tests revealed that Priyanka could only identify alphabets. This led her father to enroll her in the Pratham Summer Camp which was located in close proximity and was taking place during summer vacations. Over the course of the year, Priyanka has learnt to read and write with the help of Pratham's special teaching techniques, as well as the care and attention of her Pratham-trained teacher. Priyanka loves to attend school and the learning camp. Her teachers say that she is an extremely bright child who is focused and dedicated. Priyanka also loves to play games. In her spare time, she likes to play hockey and kabbadi with her sister. Despite being literate, her father looks into her studies every evening when he comes home from work. When she grows up, Priyanka wants to be a teacher.